Posterior capsule opacification after cataract extraction in patients with an acute attack of phacomorphic angle-closure

Authors

  • Chong-fai Chung Department of Ophthalmology, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong, China.
  • Jimmy SM Lai Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
  • Dennis SC Lam Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Abstract

Aim: To report the rates of posterior capsule opacification after cataract extraction in patients with acute phacomorphic angle-closure attack.

Patients and methods: A retrospective case-series study to evaluate the rate of posterior capsule opacification after cataract extraction and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation was performed in 29 consecutive patients with an acute phacomorphic angle-closure attack. Posterior capsule opacification was defined as the presence of a thickened posterior capsule under slit-lamp examination causing impaired visual acuity that warranted neodymium:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy. Factors including diabetes mellitus, method of cataract extraction, and intraocular lens material were analyzed.

Results: In this series of 29 eyes with an acute phaco- morphic angle-closure attack, the posterior capsule opacification rate after cataract extraction and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation was 10.3% with a mean follow-up of 22.0 ± 14.1 months. No statistically significant association was found between posterior capsule opacification and diabetes mellitus, method of cataract extraction, and the material of the intraocular lens (Fisher’s exact test).

Conclusion: The reported posterior capsule opacification rate in this series of patients with an acute attack of phacomorphic angle-closure was 10.3% after cataract extraction and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation.

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2004-12-01

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Chung C- fai, Lai JS, Lam DS. Posterior capsule opacification after cataract extraction in patients with an acute attack of phacomorphic angle-closure. Hong Kong J Ophthalmol [Internet]. 2004Dec.1 [cited 2022Aug.14];8(1):5-7. Available from: https://hkjo.hk/index.php/hkjo/article/view/90

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